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Re: rdesktop woes [SOLVED]



Lamar Owen wrote:
> On Tuesday 15 January 2008, Kevin J. Cummings wrote:
>> Curious, Windows XP Firewall on all 3 machines have checkboxes for both
>> Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance on both my XP Home and my XP Pro
>> machines.  Is this just M$ being inconsistent?  
> 
> Enabling it in the firewall only opens the port being used, TCP 3389.
> 
> To enable remote desktop in XP Pro, visit Control Panel -> System, and click 
> the Remote tab.  An XP Home install will have Remote Assistance, but 
> shouldn't have the Remote Desktop function.  For it to work, you have to 
> check the checkbox and assign a user that has a password to it.

Ka-ching!  That is what I was missing.  I had to enable Remote Desktop
on my XP Pro machine.  Now rdesktop connects no problem.  This can now
end this thread.  I've learned a lot from it.  Thanks to all who helped!

-- 
Kevin J. Cummings
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